Shooting over stolen van
We have arrested one man following the theft of a motor vehicle, which resulted in a shooting in southeast Calgary.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at approximately 1:40 a.m., police were called for a report that a vehicle, a white 2006 Chevrolet Express van, was stolen from a residence located in the 0 to 100 block of Belvedere Avenue S.E. Approximately an hour later, the van was found abandoned near 84 Street S.E. and 17 Avenue S.E., with multiple bullet holes in it. Officers searched the area, however, were unable to locate any suspects or victims.
Later that night, we were called to a hospital for reports of an individual suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
After reviewing evidence from the scene and speaking to witnesses, investigators believe that the two incidents are connected. It is alleged that the shooting victim was responsible for the initial theft of the van, and that during the theft, the vehicle owner fired several shots at the van.
As a result of the investigation, police executed a search warrant on a residence located in 0 to 100 block of Belvedere Avenue S.E. and a vehicle belonging to the accused, and seized the following items:
· A GP100 .357 Magnum revolver
· A CO2 Beretta handgun
· 139 rounds of various ammunition
· A Taser, baton and folding knife
· 14.3 grams of crack cocaine and 36.5 grams of powder cocaine with an estimated street value of $5,080
· Items consistent with drug trafficking
· Nearly $20,000 in Canadian currency
Jonathan KASHIRISHA, 25 of Calgary, is charged with:
· One count of discharging a firearm with intent
· One count of careless use of a firearm
· One count of possession of a prohibited weapon
· One count of aggravated assault
· One count of possession of the proceeds of crime
· Two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
Investigation continues and further charges may be laid in relation to the theft of the van.
Addressing gun violence continues to be a priority for our Service. Through investigation, prevention, and enforcement activities we have coordinated our resources to reduce victimization and enhance community safety.
Our efforts to address gun violence rely on strong community support. If you have information that could help this investigation, such as witnessing suspicious behaviour or vehicles, please contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips
Case # CA22329878/4183